Alice King
October 06, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Bossa Nova

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
95 minutes
performer
Antonio Fagundes, Amy Irving
director
Bruno Barreto
distributor
Columbia Pictures
genre
Romance

We gave it a C-

In Bossa Nova, the kind of movie which could easily have costarred Doris Day and a gray-templed Rock Hudson, Irving plays a widowed expat who teaches English to hot-blooded Brazilians — including silver-fox lawyer Fagundes. Romance follows, but the romantic farce suggested by the wacky secondary characters never catches its rhythm. C-

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